Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering a Tragedy: 9/11

I can remember it like it was yesterday. Taneesha and I had only been married a little over a week. We had just returned from our honeymoon and were finally moved into our first home only a few days prior. I remember we were getting into the truck to head over to Andreni's to pick up our wedding pictures from Kenneth Morgan.

When I turned on the engine, the radio came on and people were saying things like, we have been attacked...planes....twin towers....explosions...war... terrorism. Taneesha and I could not figure out what the heck was going on. I thought it was a joke at first, but then realized they were being serious--this was the real thing. Taneesha, who had just been finishing up some of the Left Behind series books, thought the end of the world was coming, or here (well, at least at first she thought that). It was a horrible feeling inside. I could not figure out what was real and what was fantasy. I couldn't believe that this was happening.

When we got to the cafe most people were huddled around the television watching the news. When Kenny got arrived, quite a bit after us, he had not even heard and was in shock as well. I can still remember watching one of the towers falling and all the dust and smoke moving out like a title wave, a tsunami. I remember the Patriotism that people lived out in front of our eyes. I remember the Patriotism that came out of peoples mouths and hearts.

looking back, at times I think people have forgotten what this was like. I think they have forgotten that this was and still is real. We are still living out the effects of this tragedy.

For anyone reading this, I pose to you these question:
1. Where were you when you found out what happened?
2. Do you still remember?


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